Hello everyone, I am stumped right now with a decision I need to make.
I currently have a Intel E8400 CPU with a Radeon HD 4850 video card. Since AMD stopped releasing Linux drivers back with Catalyst v12.6, I am unable to play TF2 and quite possibly L4D2 which is the game I cant wait to play again.
Option 1: I have a brand new AMD A4-3400 which has a built in Radeon HD 6410D and would cost me about $70 for the motherboard. I can transfer my exisiting RAM.
Option 2: Upgrade my video card to a Nvidia 650 for around $110.
I have been trying to find benchmarks for the A4-3400 and although what I have found looks good when using Windows, I have found very little when using Linux. I also need to keep in mind that my current HDD is on it's way out and will require replacing soon so although the $40 savings with Option 1 may help get a new HDD sooner, I would hate to go that route only to find out that it still won't play games at a decent framerate.
Has anyone here tried the A4-3400 processor in Linux with different games like Oil-Rush and Valves TF2 Linux?
I would be more likely you You advertise to use the new amd steam board and the only amd dev who posts there is bridgman who links back to steam community for the fglrx-legacy tf2 hack. I switch gfx cards very often and even have got initrd gfx binary detection for Kanotix - and i can use Linux at home.